Doctoral Candidates in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Strategy and Venturing, Operations Management Aalto University Finland

Doctoral Candidate Positions at The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of Aalto University

Aalto University was created in 2010 as an outcome of a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland - the Helsinki School of Economics, the Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life studies. It is the best country in the world in Newsweek 2010 study, and Helsinki the 9th most livable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit ranking 2016. The World Economic Forum ranked Finland the world's safest country in 2015.

The Department
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (TUTA) of Aalto University conducts world-class research and provides education that focus on the creation and transformation of technology-based business. The department is seeking to hire Doctoral Candidates to new areas of research within the department’s three strategic focus areas: strategy and venturing, operations and service management, and entrepreneurial leadership. Our internationally acknowledged research and close collaboration with industry are the foundations of our highly recognized teaching and research. Our faculty publishes continuously in the most highly ranked academic journals, engages actively in top tier academic conferences, and serves in the editorial board of leading journals.  The track record of Aalto’s Industrial Engineering and Management Doctors is excellent. Our academic placements include among others Stanford University, Imperial College Business School, University of Southern California, IE Business School, Rotterdam School of Management, McGill University, and Sungkyunkwan University. The Aalto Industrial Engineering and Management Doctoral program provides an exceptional basis for starting an international academic career.

Full time doctoral student position at TUTA
The approximate timescale for completing the doctoral degree is 4-5 years. The employment and doctoral student admission decisions are made in December and the new doctoral students will start at latest in March 2019. The employment will be two years full-time for the first contract, which can be extended to cover the rest of the doctoral study. The maximum funding period is 5 years. The salary is competitive and the contract includes occupational health and social security benefits. Furthermore, various research grants are available for doctoral students. For further information, see

Who can apply
The Doctoral Program at Aalto University Department of Industrial Engineering and Management is intended for the candidates with excellent academic background who are highly motivated to pursue a full-time doctoral program and produce research of the highest international level. Applicants must fulfil the admission requirements to the Aalto Doctoral Programme of Science. Good command of English is a necessary prerequisite. More information on the general requirements and the application process for post-graduate studies:

Application procedure
Please apply through our electronic recruitment system. (link ‘Apply for this job’ below) The deadline for application is the 30th of November 2018.

 Your application should include the following documents:

·         A motivation letter
·         A preliminary research plan or description of research interests together with a summary of skills
·         Curriculum vitae (including publications if any)
·         A transcript of academic records
·         Reference letters from two academics

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an ‘on-line’ interview.

If chosen for position, the applicant has to apply for and get the right to pursue doctoral studies at Aalto.

For further information, please contact

Application materials will not be returned.

Espoo, 29.10.2018

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